Monday, April 9, 2007

The Greatest Stone!

Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salomem bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?" But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you." So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. Mark 16: 1-8

Can you just imagine what was going through the minds of these three ladies as they made their way to the tomb early that morning. They had witnessed the crucifixion first hand. Can you imagine the emotional turmoil they experienced and were still dealing with? Sometimes I tend to make Bible characters superheroes, but then God reminds me they were people just like fact, they were at a distinct disadvantage...they were making the history....we have the luxury of knowing all the facts! But when I read they were worried about moving the stone, I see myself in worried about the details, when all the while God has a bigger plan and had already taken care of things. He rolled the stone away & raised His Son from the grave to live again. Why do I worry about things? God's word says as a Christian this same power lives in me...Is there anything too big for Him? This is the greatest stone because it sets us free from the power of sin. Reflect on DJ's sermon yesterday. Raised to new life, with a new song in our heart, a new creation of God...have mercy, as Jed would say, "Ain't He just good?"

Love ya, mean it!


Jed said...

I'll say it again.... Ain't He Just Good!!!